Stab suspect held
A MAN charged with attempted murder arising from the alleged stabbing of a woman in Gatton at the weekend has been remanded in custody.
Hussain Ali appeared briefly before Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday but was not required to enter pleas to charges of attempted murder and assault occasioning bodily harm.
Because the 57-year-old Afghanistan native had only limited English skills, his solicitor Nathan Bouchier arranged for an interpreter to appear by phone to the court so he could take instructions.
Police claim the 29-year-old woman complainant, who is believed to be known to the accused, was stabbed in her torso and back during an alleged incident at a Dwyer St home in Gatton about 1.35pm Saturday.
No details of the police case were aired in court.
It is believed the accused man has no previous criminal history.
There was no application for bail.
Magistrate Viviana Keegan remanded Ali in custody and adjourned the case for mention back in the same court on December 3.